Dean & Britta “13 Most Beautiful…”
Thursday, February 18, 2010 | 8:00 pm
Co-sponsored by Duke Performances and the Nasher Museum of Art in conjunction with the exhibition BIG SHOTS: ANDY WARHOL POLAROIDS, on view through February 21, 2010 at the Nasher Museum.
Dean Wareham (formerly of Galaxie 500 and Luna) was commissioned by the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh to compose music to accompany some of Warhol’s rarely seen silent-film portraits, which the artist called Screen Tests. These documents of the 1960s New York art scene constitute a portrait gallery of well-known celebrities, Factory superstars, and anonymous teenagers. Wareham’s wistful tenor and Britta Phillips’ dreamy harmonies make the perfect live sound track for Warhol’s transfixing films.
Dean Wareham, guitar/vocals
Britta Phillips, bass/vocals/keyboards
Matt Sumrow, guitars/keyboards
Lee Waters, drums/bass/acoustic guitar
“One of the most influential sounds to emerge out of the ‘80s rock underground… seductively drowsy and intimate.”
— Rolling Stone
13 Most Beautiful… Songs for Andy Warhol’s “Screen Tests”, is a project jointly commissioned by the Andy Warhol Museum and the Pittsburgh Trust for the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts 2008.